To Have And To Hold: An Intimate History Of Collectors And Collecting

To Have And To Hold: An Intimate History Of Collectors And Collecting by Phillip Blom
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ISBN
9780140294804
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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From amassing sacred relics to collecting celebrity memorabilia, the impulse to hoard has gripped humankind down the centuries. But what drives people to possess objects they do not use?

This is a captivating tour of collectors and their treasures from medieval times to the present, including a Tsar's display of teeth, a cabinet containing unicorn horns, the macabre art of embalmer Dr Ruysch, the fabled mansion of Randolph Hearts, and then men who stockpile food wrappers and plastic cups.

Blom's eccentrics, visionaries and fanatics all provide an engrossing insight into why a pastime becomes an all-consuming passion.
ISBN:
9780140294804
Publication Date:
05 / 09 / 2003
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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